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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The AAMC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We develop strategic initiatives to cultivate a diverse and culturally prepared workforce, advance inclusion excellence, imbue equity-mindedness, and enhance engagement with local communities. Learn more about our mission, goals, programs and initiatives, organized by portfolio.


What's New in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

AAMC IDEAS: Disability Representation and Inclusion within Academic Medicine

Join us throughout April for this dynamic four-part webinar series featuring members of the disability community and disability experts from across the continuum. Panelists will discuss approaches to increase the representation and inclusion of students and faculty with disabilities across research, classroom, and clinical environments. 

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Grant Writes Coaching Group for NIH Awards

June 12, 2024 in Chicago, IL

This program complements existing support for faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K or R) proposal. The target audience includes faculty who are underrepresented in medicine, however all faculty, regardless of race or ethnicity, are welcome to apply. Applications are due April 22. 

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AAMC, NMA Announce Illinois Black Men in Medicine Innovation Grant

The Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ Institute for Physician Diversity® are now accepting applications for this grant that aims to address the critical shortage of Black male physicians. Applications are due April 30, 2024. 

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Restorative Justice in Academic Medicine (RJAM) Facilitator Training

August 21-23, 2024 in Washington, DC

This training welcomes participants who would like to learn a relational framework to navigate difficult issues and effectively respond to harm in ways that support active accountability and prevention of future harms. Registration will open in May.  


Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Health Care For All

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David A. Acosta, MD

“Understanding the assumptions and behaviors that are tied to our implicit biases allows teams to engage and embrace their differences and move toward solving complex problems.”

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MedEdPORTAL: Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

Our collection of diversity, inclusion and health equity resources.

Academic Medicine: Addressing Race and Racism in Medical Education

This collection of articles was curated with the intent to help readers engage in necessary conversations about race and to inform strategies to eliminate structural racism in their institutions.